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ORNL advances additive manufacturing

Biomaterials for additive manufacturing

A thermoplastic-based composite feedstock known as carbon fiber–ABS is the workhorse of polymer-composite 3D printing at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, located at ORNL.

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ORNL advances additive manufacturing

Controlling the quality of printed parts

Additive manufacturing has many advantages over traditional manufacturing. It creates parts with essentially no waste. It produces complex designs as easily as simple ones. And it can go from design to finished product in a matter of hours rather than weeks or months.

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ORNL advances additive manufacturing

Printing better materials

On the surface, additively manufactured parts may seem like just a series of really small welds, but the minute details of exactly how you print a component play a significant role in its performance.

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Why Science?

Marissa Wood

ORNL is proud of its role in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers. We bring in talented young researchers, team them with accomplished scientists and engineers, and put them to work at the lab’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The result is research that makes us proud and prepares them for...

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ORNL, Rickover and the nuclear Navy

When the second world war ended, the government was left with a new field of science known as nucleonics.

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Why Science?

Verity Salmon

ORNL is proud of its role in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers. We bring in talented young researchers, team them with accomplished scientists and engineers, and put them to work at the lab’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The result is research that makes us proud and prepares them for...

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Why Science?

Vidya Kishore

ORNL is proud of its role in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers. We bring in talented young researchers, team them with accomplished scientists and engineers, and put them to work at the lab’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The result is research that makes us proud and prepares them for...

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